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Korean exports reach new high thanks to huge China sales

Korean exports reach new high thanks to huge China sales

Exports of cosmetics products from South Korea have reached a new high thanks to a continued rise in sales to China, according to the Korea Customs Service.

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Following China’s FDA publishing a final version of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China, natural active supplier IBR has announced all of its ingredients are now fully compliant.

Union Intraco, a developer and distributor of specialty chemicals in Thailand, has announced its intention to move into the cosmetics and personal care market.

Augmented reality and phone apps have been tried and tested by a number of cosmetics companies, and it appears to be paying off for Urban Decay, as its newly implemented merchandising platform increases shopper engagement and purchase confidence.

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Beiersdorf opens production and R&D center in Mexico from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Beiersdorf has opened as integrated production and research & development center in Silao, Mexico, as it looks to better serve the North and Central America markets.

A health-conscious nation? Wellbeing trend driving beauty in Germany from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Latest research from analysts at Euromonitor International suggests German consumers are heavily swayed by the health and well being trend when it comes to choosing personal care products.

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How the bar is being constantly raised on natural ingredients from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

New technologies and applications, greater sustainability, and more traceability are some of the key areas helping to raise the profile of natural cosmetic ingredients, according to one industry expert.

Europe's most lucrative market right now? Russia! from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Despite European data showing a 0.8% sales drop, the Russian perfumery and cosmetics industry is still proving to be prosperous with a growth rate reaching 11% in 2013.

P&G continues to make big increases in its advertising spend from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Latest figures from research firm Kantar reveal that P&G is spending far more than other retailers on advertising in the US. 

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India publishes new rule banning animal testing in cosmetics for good
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Last year animal tests were removed from the cosmetics standards testing in India, and now a new...

Expert reveals scalp care to be as vital as facial treatments with Asian consumers
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Scientists develop perfumery model to predict fragrance

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A group of scientists have developed a model aimed at helping perfumers predict how various ingredient and...

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